Archive for the ‘Fasting & Ramadan’ category

Five Ways to Green your Ramadan

By Muaz Nasir “And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.”  (Quran 2:30) In Ramadan, there are five simple ways you can make this month more environmentally-friendly. All of these suggestions set the foundation for green habits that can be implemented year-round. 1. Eliminate […]

Ramadan, the Qur’an, and Us

The month of Ramadan is a time when we, despite the struggle, keep ourselves away from that which is otherwise permissible and a necessity in our life. For the past eleven months, at some level we have given preference to our physical self, in terms of nourishment, than our soul. We’ve done things we shouldn’t […]

Ramadan Advice: Fasting, Materialism & Time Management

In this lecture, Imam Suhaib Webb gives Ramadan advice to Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive students on fasting, materialism and time management.

Achieving Blessings in Ramadan: An 8 Step Guide

By Zaineb Shebani Ramadan is an incredible opportunity that we shouldn’t lose out on. It is a month full of enormous spiritual wealth and reward. However, many of us often suffer from lack of productivity during Ramadan and not making the most of the special blessed month.  With Ramadan starting today, I have put together […]

The Darkest Hour and the Coming of the Dawn

According to a well-stated proverb, the darkest hour is just before the dawn.  And although astronomically the darkest point is much earlier, the truth of this proverb is metaphoric—but in no way less real. So often we find that the darkest times in our lives are followed by the most precious.  Often, it is at […]

No Regrets This Ramadan

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, would make du’aa “Allahuma Baraklana fi Rajab wa Shabaan wa balaghna Ramadan” – Oh Allah make blessed for us the months of Rajab and Shabaan and let us reach the month of Ramadan. Imam Latif discusses the importance of being prepared, both for the month of Ramadan and […]

Got My Acceptance Letter, Did You?

by Mohannad Hakim Every Muslim claims to receive certain messages from God, guiding him to a certain deed, suggesting to him to do or not to do an action, or giving him moral support and strength in moments of weakness. This message does not have to be a dream or some kind of a mystical […]

Can I Combine the Six Fasts of Shawwal with Make-up Fasts of Ramadan?

Question: I recently heard on Islamic radio that we can fast the six days of Shawwal with two niyyah (intentions): Making up the days we didn’t fast during the month of Ramadan (for women) and Fasting the six days of Shawwal (like a simultaneous fast). I read on a scholar’s website that we cannot fast […]

The End is Near: Turn Back to Allah

The driver was playing Qur’an. My husband, brother and I got into the microbus heading back from Palestine to Cairo, and rode almost silently with the five other male passengers, passing through the desert and listening to the Qur’an only hours before it would be time to break our fast. As iftar approached, one of […]

Night Before ‘Eid: Stories from Muslim Children!

by Ayesha | A Nightingale In 4th grade Islamic studies we’re finishing up a unit on Ramadan. It’s fun talking about Ramadan with my students. Their perception of Eid in school is so different from mine when I was their age. I gave my students an assignment to write about their favorite Eid they could […]

Searching for the Night of Power

Imam al-Razi stated, “Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) concealed this night like He did with many things: He concealed His pleasure with acts of obedience so one will strive towards them all, the answer to supplications so one will work towards making every supplication matter, His greatest name so people will magnify […]

Ramadan Reminder

There was one Ramadan a few years ago which I know I will never forget. It was my second Ramadan in a university setting and I loved the way it brought the Muslim student community closer: communal iftars, the increased number of people coming to pray their daily prayers, the heightened sense of togetherness and […]

GPS for the Night that is the Best

Its Blessed Name: Laylat al-Qadar Night [Layl]: indicates the time from sunset till dawn. Power [al-Qadar]: This word carries a number of different meanings such as honor, serenity, judgment, and power. The scholars differed over the meaning of this word when used in relation to that special night that takes place during the month of […]

What Happens When an Elderly Person Cannot Fast?

by Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah | Translated and Abridged by Suhaib Webb Question: What is obligatory upon the elderly who are unable to fast? Answer: “If a person has reached old age and they are unable to fast, then feeding a person (for each day of fasting missed) is sufficient.” (ad-Daraqutni and al-Hakim) Allah says, […]

Wisdoms and Rulings for Ramadan

by Shaykh Muhammad al-Hassan Walid Dido al-Shanqiti | Translated by Suhaib Webb All praise is to Allah [alone] the Lord of everything that exists. Peace and prayers upon the one sent as a mercy to everything ﷺ, his family members, companions and whoever seeks guidance with his guidance and strives to follow his Sunnah (actions […]

In the Shade of Ramadan 2010: Videos

SuhaibWebb.com will be posting the In the Shade of Ramadan series this Ramadan. Check out the videos below! What is In the Shade of Ramadan? Looking for a quick yet inspiring means to help renew your intentions daily before work? MAS Youth National wants to help you boost your spirituality during the holy month of […]

The Freedom of Responsibility

Yusuf `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send his peace and blessings on him) faced many difficulties in life; over a period of decades he was thrown into a well by his brothers as a young boy, sold into slavery, seduced by a beautiful and powerful woman in his youth and then thrown into jail […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Mehreen Khan Almost one year has gone by and Ramadan is about to knock on our doors one more time, insha’Allah. Being able to fast the month of Ramadan is truly a gift – how many have gone back to Allah? – and it is also a trust that needs to kept with care […]

The Ramadan Nutrition and Workout Plan for Success: Women and Men

By Rehan Jalali, C.S.N. I am frequently asked, “How can I workout and eat properly while fasting?” Most people see the blessed month of Ramadan as a time when they will lose strength and muscle mass; some think they can only “maintain” themselves during this month, while many women actually gain weight! If you use […]

Ramadan Resolutions | Suhaib Webb on MeccaOne